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Fredonia Farmers’ Summer Market Opening today

Saturday, May 18, marks the opening of the Fredonia Farmers’ Market summer season. They will be moving from their winter market location at the Fredonia Masonic Lodge to Church Street in downtown Fredonia. As the weather warms and the growing season takes off, each week will bring more ...

Silver Creek goes international again

Pictured are the students, chaperones and parents gearing up for another excursion out of the country! This year the students are headed to Spain under the direction of Albert VanDette, Spanish teacher at Silver Creek Central School. VanDette reintroduced the travel program at SCCS in 2008. ...

Who’s that? Westfield man charged in accident

It went from bad to worse for a Westfield resident after an accident on Route 5 near Temple Road on Wednesday. Chautauqua County sheriff’s deputies responded to a personal injury motor vehicle accident in the town of Dunkirk around 7:30 a.m. Upon arrival deputies located the operator of the ...

Access Chautauqua lists programs for week of May 18-24

Access Chautauqua programming for the week of May 18-24 is as follows: The Chautauqua Institution 2017 Lecture Series will be Jon O. Newman, 13th Annual Robert H. Jackson Lecture on the Supreme Court of the United States at 12:45 p.m. and 6:45 p.m., and Ann Patchett and Michael Ruhlman, ...

Routes to Art studio tour this weekend in Cattaraugus County

The Tri-County Arts Council is pleased to announce the return of the artist studio tour, Routes to Art, in Cattaraugus County on the weekend of May 18-19 from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Routes to Art is a self-guided open studio tour which takes place in artist studios and select locations throughout the ...

Dunkirk-Fredonia Chamber holds Grape Expectations event

The Dunkirk and Fredonia Community Chamber of Commerce held its annual Grape Expectations event at the Clarion Inn and Resort on Friday, May 10. The annual event brings several area wineries and vineyards together to promote the grape industry in the county and raise funds for scholarships, ...

Cybersecurity safety talk set for Monday

Parents wonder: How do I know that my child is safe when they’re online? How much screen time is too much? Kids wonder: Why is my mom bugging me so much about Instagram? I know more than my parents do about the internet - why don’t they just leave me alone? Tracy Mitrano, internet safety ...

Brooks-TLC nurses with perfect attendance recognized at ceremony

As part of National Nurses Week celebrations, Brooks-TLC nurses having perfect attendance were recognized at an awards ceremony and ice cream social. Those receiving perfect attendance awards at the Brooks and TLC campuses were Sophia Clayton-Arana, Skylar Cooper, Rachel Greco, Micaela Gzyl, ...

SUNY Fredonia commencement to be live-streamed

Commencement 2019 at the State University of New York at Fredonia will be live-streamed and will begin at 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 18, including both ceremonies in the Steele Hall arena combining undergraduate and master’s degree and advanced certificate graduates. There will be ...

Crack sales investigation leads to arrest of two

OBSERVER Staff Report SILVER CREEK — Two residents of the village were arrested Thursday morning for crack sales after a months-long investigation by law enforcement. A Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Department bulletin Thursday evening stated, “For the past several months a ...

County Most Wanted List suspect arrested after standoff

OBSERVER Staff Report GERRY — A member of the Chautauqua County Most Wanted List was arrested Wednesday afternoon after a short standoff, and another person faces drug charges after the incident. Members of the Chautauqua County Probation Department observed wanted subject Richard Sendall ...

Lake Erie Bird Club’s next meeting to be held on Monday

The Lake Erie Bird Club will meet Monday, May 20 at 6 p.m. at Greystone Nature Preserve, 8531 Bear Lake Road, Fredonia. Dr. Terence Mosher will lead a bird and wildflower walk through the beautiful nature preserve. All are welcome to attend. Twenty-four members attended the April meeting ...

Westfield Memorial Hospital Auxiliary Board ornament debuts

The WMH Auxiliary Board is pleased to announce that their 2019 ornament is now available. This is the 13th year in the limited edition series. This year’s ornament celebrates the advent of the Mechanical Grape Harvester and is titled “Harvestime 1969.” In 1969 mechanical grape ...

Bobbi MacKenzie benefit planned for Sunday

On Sunday, May 19, friends and co-workers are joining forces to host a benefit on behalf of Roberta (Bobbi) MacKenzie. January 20 of this year, Bobbi suffered a life-altering Ruptured Brain Aneurysm. Thanks to the quick actions of her family members, she is on her way to recovery, but it ...

Drama camp auditions May 22 in Gowanda

GOWANDA — Are you interested in spending a week singing, dancing and making life-long friendships? Registration is underway for Gowanda Hollywood Summer Drama Camp 2019 taking place the week of Aug. 5-9, 2019, at the historic Hollywood Theater, at 39 W. Main St., in the village. The camp, ...

Open house at museum

The Valley Historical Society museum at the corner of Lester and Main streets in Sinclairville, pictured here, will hold an open house on Sunday, May 19 as part of the county-wide museum open house weekend. The museum will be open from 2 through 5 p.m. with no admission charge. Several ...

Evans board OKs resignation of town attorney

ANGOLA — A new town attorney is in the future for the Evans Town Board. At a meeting earlier this month, the board accepted the resignation of attorney Jennifer Farrell. Farrell was recognized for years of with the board at the meeting. Her last day as attorney representing the Town will be ...

Healthcare studies certificate approved for Jamestown Community College

JAMESTOWN — The New York State Education Department and the State University of New York have approved a new certificate program in healthcare studies for Jamestown Community College. The certificate provides foundational knowledge about human health and disease and delivers critical ...

Jackson Center’s Young Readers Program Friday

JAMESTOWN — The Robert H. Jackson Center is thrilled to welcome back Dr. Allida Black for its 15th Annual Young Readers Program. The Young Readers Program uses literature to engage young people with their world by inspiring them to read and hone their analytical skills and writing ability. ...

Chautauqua Lake herbicide use starts

It’s been a long time coming: herbicides Aquathol K and Navigate are getting used on Chautauqua Lake this week. Starting Wednesday at 7 a.m. and continuing through 8 p.m. Friday, these “pesticides,” as described on use restriction notices posted around the lake, are being used by ...